Programs & Events Calendar

All programs and events are held at the New Hampshire Historical Society's headquarters building, located at 30 Park Street, Concord, unless otherwise noted.

Friday, February 17, 2017, at 12 noon
Guided Gallery Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the New Hampshire Historical Society's historic Park Street building and exhibitions led by a member of the Society's education or volunteer docent staff. Find out more about New Hampshire’s “Temple of History” and hear stories about the objects on display that make their history come alive. From a 500-year-old dugout canoe to a 1972 Ski-doo, the exhibitions on display at the New Hampshire Historical Society show you things you just can’t see anywhere else. Guided gallery tours are 45 minutes long and are appropriate for visitors of all ages. The tour is included in the price of paid admission for adult and family audiences. Reservations are not accepted. Availability is on a first-come-first-served basis, and tours are capped at 12 people. To schedule a guided tour for an adult group of 12 or more people, see our group tours page or contact Director of Education and Public Programs Elizabeth Dubrulle at edubrulle@nhhistory.org or 603-856-0604. Youth and school groups of any size must schedule a guided visit in advance.

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 1 to 4 p.m.
Workshop: Starting Your Family Genealogy
Offered in conjunction with the New England Historic Genealogical Society

Family history is one of the most valuable pursuits you can participate in—learning about who you are, where you come from, and “meeting” the thousands of people who came before you, can be a rewarding and even life-changing experience. But how do you get started? There are plenty of websites, libraries, and printed sources out there, but access to all that information can leave a beginner feeling overwhelmed. In this workshop, Director of Research Services Lindsay Fulton from New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) will help participants navigate the first steps in tracing their family history and teach basic strategies for researching. Even if you've already been doing research for a few years, you’re sure to learn a new tip or two! Space is limited, and registration is required. The cost for this workshop is $35 for members of the New Hampshire Historical Society or the New England Historic Genealogical Society and $50 for nonmembers. Register online through Eventbrite, by telephone at 603-856-0621, or by mailing the registration form.

Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Guided Gallery Tours

Enjoy a guided tour of the New Hampshire Historical Society's historic Park Street building and exhibitions led by a member of the Society's education or volunteer docent staff. Find out more about New Hampshire’s “Temple of History” and hear stories about the objects on display that make their history come alive. From a 500-year-old dugout canoe to a 1972 Ski-doo, the exhibitions on display at the New Hampshire Historical Society show you things you just can’t see anywhere else. Guided gallery tours are 45 minutes long and are appropriate for visitors of all ages. The tour is included in the price of paid admission for adult and family audiences. Reservations are not accepted. Availability is on a first-come-first-served basis, and tours are capped at 12 people. To schedule a guided tour for an adult group of 12 or more people, see our group tours page or contact Director of Education and Public Programs Elizabeth Dubrulle at edubrulle@nhhistory.org or 603-856-0604. Youth and school groups of any size must schedule a guided visit in advance.

Friday, March 17, 2017, at 12 noon
Guided Gallery Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the New Hampshire Historical Society's historic Park Street building and exhibitions led by a member of the Society's education or volunteer docent staff. Find out more about New Hampshire’s “Temple of History” and hear stories about the objects on display that make their history come alive. From a 500-year-old dugout canoe to a 1972 Ski-doo, the exhibitions on display at the New Hampshire Historical Society show you things you just can’t see anywhere else. Guided gallery tours are 45 minutes long and are appropriate for visitors of all ages. The tour is included in the price of paid admission for adult and family audiences. Reservations are not accepted. Availability is on a first-come-first-served basis, and tours are capped at 12 people. To schedule a guided tour for an adult group of 12 or more people, see our group tours page or contact Director of Education and Public Programs Elizabeth Dubrulle at edubrulle@nhhistory.org or 603-856-0604. Youth and school groups of any size must schedule a guided visit in advance.

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 2 to 4 p.m.
New Member Welcome Event
Spend a Saturday afternoon with us and learn how to get the most from your New Hampshire Historical Society membership. Designed to introduce new members to Society benefits, this event is also an excellent refresher course for long-standing members. The afternoon offers an overview of key resources available to Society members. A guided building tour of the Society’s historic 1911 building introduces its three current exhibitions, while a stop in the research library explains how to connect with available collections. Attendees will meet a number of experienced staff members, who will share information about public programs and demonstrate the digital member benefits that are available via the Society’s website, nhhistory.org. Members will have the opportunity to ask questions about online member accounts, saved research folders, research and image reproduction discounts, and more. This event is free, but registration is required. To register, call 603-856-0621, email membership@nhhistory.org, or sign up online through EventbriteMembers may register to attend with guests who are not members; if your guest becomes a Society member during the event, you will receive a thank you gift!

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1 to 4 p.m.
Workshop: Tracing Irish Roots
Offered in conjunction with the New England Historic Genealogical Society

An estimated 39.6 million Americans claim Irish heritage, yet tracing one’s Irish ancestry is not without its challenges. Common surnames, unsubstantiated family lore, and lost records from the 1922 destruction of the Public Record Office can certainly play havoc with your research. In recent years, however, a number of genealogical materials have come online. This workshop aims to provide participants with the tools and resources to discover their ancestors’ Irish origins, offer strategies for overcoming brick walls, and discuss key resources, records, and repositories to assist genealogists in their Irish research. Space is limited, and registration is required. The cost for this workshop is $35 for members of the New Hampshire Historical Society or the New England Historic Genealogical Society and $50 for nonmembers. Register online through Eventbrite, by telephone at 603-856-0621, or by mailing the registration form.

Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Guided Gallery Tours

Enjoy a guided tour of the New Hampshire Historical Society's historic Park Street building and exhibitions led by a member of the Society's education or volunteer docent staff. Find out more about New Hampshire’s “Temple of History” and hear stories about the objects on display that make their history come alive. From a 500-year-old dugout canoe to a 1972 Ski-doo, the exhibitions on display at the New Hampshire Historical Society show you things you just can’t see anywhere else. Guided gallery tours are 45 minutes long and are appropriate for visitors of all ages. The tour is included in the price of paid admission for adult and family audiences. Reservations are not accepted. Availability is on a first-come-first-served basis, and tours are capped at 12 people. To schedule a guided tour for an adult group of 12 or more people, see our group tours page or contact Director of Education and Public Programs Elizabeth Dubrulle at edubrulle@nhhistory.org or 603-856-0604. Youth and school groups of any size must schedule a guided visit in advance.

Friday, April 14, 2017, at 12 noon
Guided Gallery Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the New Hampshire Historical Society's historic Park Street building and exhibitions led by a member of the Society's education or volunteer docent staff. Find out more about New Hampshire’s “Temple of History” and hear stories about the objects on display that make their history come alive. From a 500-year-old dugout canoe to a 1972 Ski-doo, the exhibitions on display at the New Hampshire Historical Society show you things you just can’t see anywhere else. Guided gallery tours are 45 minutes long and are appropriate for visitors of all ages. The tour is included in the price of paid admission for adult and family audiences. Reservations are not accepted. Availability is on a first-come-first-served basis, and tours are capped at 12 people. To schedule a guided tour for an adult group of 12 or more people, see our group tours page or contact Director of Education and Public Programs Elizabeth Dubrulle at edubrulle@nhhistory.org or 603-856-0604. Youth and school groups of any size must schedule a guided visit in advance.

Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Collection Highlights Talk: The Mystery behind the “Mystery Stone” by Wesley Balla

The “Mystery Stone” has been an object of fascination since it was donated to the Society in 1927. Join Director of Collections and Exhibitions Wes Balla as he discusses the carved, egg-shaped stone, unearthed in 1872 by workmen digging post holes in Meredith. Collection highlights talks are included in the price of admission. Society members are admitted for free.